how do u stop kids from fighting?

Wendy - posted on 07/22/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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i have a 4 and a 7 year old who fight all the time. help!

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C. Jeannette - posted on 07/24/2009

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I have a 13 year old girl and a 10 year old boy. As soon as I hear them argue, I say "Excuse Me"!! Then I make the one at fault apologize and give the other a BIG HUG!! Ha, Ha this always works for me!

Carmen - posted on 07/24/2009

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We all in the same boat my sons are 9,12,13 and they like to fight so what i do is sitting very close one to another and give them time out. Well that was when they were little like 3 and 4. And even time them out they start playing together and even kissing each other. That is something that goes with the hand, they can't stand to be apart but nobody can mess with them. I recommend and is up to discretion to after a fight time out and a huge and a kiss. They just little, 5 minute time out and them a huge and a kisss.

Cathy - posted on 07/23/2009

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I'm in the same boat.... I have two boys ages 8 & 6... Although they love eachother and can't stand being apart from one another.... they cant help but fight after their game goes sour and one of them loses.... my oldest is usually the one who will lose control first....



I try talking with him more about responsability and how he has to set the example for his younger brother....but it's like talking to an 8year old ! lol



I don't know.....



I grew up in a family of 7 girls and no boys.... we fought alot.... I was one of the most violent my mom says...



I try to remember what I used to think about when I'd pick on my lil sis.... Sometimes this helps guide the conversation with my little ones...



My mom says kids fight and all you can do is wait for them to grow out of it.... but if you figure it out let me know please :)

Heidi - posted on 07/22/2009

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Ugh - same boat here. My 8 and 4.5 yr old are constantly picking on each other. Sometimes sending the older one to do something for a minute helps distract them for a moment. When I get fed up, I tell my daughter (8 yr old) that if they don't knock it off, she will have to go get me a dollar from her allowance and pay me to listen to that arguing! That almost always works. Once when I had really had it, I threatened to make them share a room until they learned to get along. They both straightened up for the whole length of the drive to daycare/school!!

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